Sub-series F-251-5-1 - Rainbow Publishers records

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Rainbow Publishers records

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  • 1995 - 2002 (Creation)
    Rainbow Publishers

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13 cm of textual records

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Rainbow Publishers Limited is a publishing house in India founded by a group of intellectuals, activists, and public figures that included Hari Sharma. The venture originated at the Convention Against Communalism and the Threat to Diversity held in Calcutta in 1986. The convention brought together like-minded individuals who were united in their thinking around social, cultural, and ecological justice in India. Their collaboration led to the founding of Rainbow Publishers. A main objective of Rainbow Publishers was to inexpensively make more available works on Marxism and socialism in South Asia. Today, Rainbow Publishers continues to publish and translate works of established and new writers in various languages.

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Sub-series consists of correspondence, announcements, notes, publicity, and financial information created, made, and/or received by Hari Sharma as one of the founders of Rainbow Publications. The publication house began as a venture initiated by Sharma, his friends, and comrades in India to inexpensively make available in India works on Marxism and socialism published in the English-speaking world.

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